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2009-02-12 09:00:00

BLOOMFIELD, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Berje Inc., a global distributor of essential oils and aromatic chemicals with nearly 60 years of experience supplying the flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical and allied trades, announced today that Whole Herb Company, a Sonoma, California-based supplier and distributor of botanicals, herbs, spices, extracts, essential oils, and vegetable and fruit powders, has become part of the Berje Inc. group of companies. This partnership allows Berje to offer the...

2008-10-06 18:00:11

By Diane Parkes THESE days there are hundreds of tailormade facials available at beauty spas and in local department stores. But how many are so tailor-made they can not only assess your complexion but also how it is being affected by your current state of health? Lying face down in the Decleor beauty rooms at Birmingham's House of Fraser, I was surprised to hear my therapist start discussing the state of my circulation and lungs. Surely I was just there for a relaxing facial? But...

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2008-05-20 00:05:00

By Juliana Goodwin Pam Samson discovered aromatherapy when her sister was battling cancer. Samson's sister used aromatherapy to relax and combat nausea caused by her treatments. Samson, manager at Incense & Peppermints in Springfield, Mo., has been hooked ever since: "I'm an enthusiast." Aromatherapy is the use of scent to support good health. It has been around for thousands of years, and was used by the Chinese, Indians, Egyptians and others. Aromatherapy incorporates essential oils,...

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2008-03-12 03:00:00

It's been used in the Middle East for thousands of years to treat infected wounds and bronchial complaints. In Mesopotamia and the Greek and Roman worlds, this powerful herb was considered a panacea for many human ailments-from lesions of the mouth to hemorrhoids. The Chinese even put it to work in treating psychiatric afflictions. MYRRH boasts a long history in Indian medicine for the treatment of mouth ulcers, gingivitis, throat infections, inflammation of the mouth, and respiratory...

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2008-03-03 11:00:00

One of the most comprehensive investigations done to date on aromatherapy failed to show any improvement in either immune status, wound healing or pain control among people exposed to two often-touted scents.While one of two popular aromas touted by alternative medicine practitioners "“ lemon "“ did appear to enhance moods positively among study subjects, the other "“ lavender "“ had no effect on reported mood, based on three psychological tests.Neither lemon nor...

2007-09-19 09:01:50

By Brophy, Joseph J Goldsack, Robert J; Fookes, Christopher J R Abstract The volatiles obtained from the phyllodes of Acacia howittii have been analyzed by GC and GC/MS and found to contain 1- hexen-3-one (8-21%) and 1-octen-3-one (36-46%) as principal components. The major terpenes present in the oil were alpha-pinene (0.6-7%) and beta-caryophyllene (2-5%). The yield of volatiles was less than 0.1%. Key Word Index Acacia howittii, Mimosaceae, phyllode volatiles, essential oil...

2007-09-19 09:01:49

By Jirovetz, Leopold Buchbauer, Gerhard; Eller, Gernot; Ngassoum, Martin Benoit; Maponmetsem, Pierre M Abstract The essential oils of fresh flowers (2 samples), leaves and stems of Cymbopogon giganteus (Hochst.) Chiovenda from Cameroon were investigated by GC and GC/MS. More than 55 components have been identified in the samples 1 (flowers 1), 2 (leaves), 3 (stems) and 4 (flowers 2) with main compounds possessing the p-menthathene skeleton as follows: cis-p-mentha-1(7),8-then-2-ol (1:...

2007-06-07 06:00:29

By Lupe, Fernanda A; Lemes, Ana C; Augusto, Fabio; Barata, Lauro E S Abstract The volatiles found in the headspace of Aeollanthus suaveolens were analyzed by solid phase microextraction coupled with GC/MS. This led to the identification of the 23 compounds. During steam distillation of the oil of A. Suaveolens, the very fragrant lactones, massoia lactone and δ- decalactone, were concentrated in the residue from which they can easily be extracted for perfumery purposes. Key Word...

2006-12-03 12:00:32

ATLANTA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans can be as "gorgeous" as their Aussie counterparts now that an elite Australian skincare line, which uses only the rarest 100% Pure and Natural essential oils, has hit American soil. Gorgeous, a high-end, hand-made skincare product company in Australia, launched its products, which include Over One Hundred Bunches of Real Roses in a Bottle Double Blended Serum, in the U.S. on Nov. 15. Since all Gorgeous products are hand-made and the ingredient oils...

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2005-03-30 07:50:00

The fruit and its juice can trigger potentially dangerous consequences HealthDay News -- One day in 1989, a Canadian medical scientist, a former world-class runner, was noodling around in his laboratory when he made a stunning accidental discovery, one that is still reverberating today in the world of pharmacology. His totally unexpected finding: grapefruit juice interfered with the action of an important blood pressure drug. Dr. David Bailey, the first Canadian to run a four-minute mile,...


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2009-04-28 16:00:11

Bursera graveolens or Palo Santo is a tree indigenous to South America in Argetina, Paraguay, Boliva and coastal areas of Ecuador. Palo Santo means "holy wood" in English and belongs in the same family as frankincense and myrrh. Although it has been used in homeopathic medicine for years, most recently it is the extraction of essential oils that has put this plant in the spotlight. Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone are a few of the oils derived from this plant. Native...

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2009-04-23 10:35:57

The Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora, also known as Lemon Scented Ironwood, Sweet Verbena Tree, Sweet Verbena Myrtle, or Lemon Scented Verbena, is a flowering plant native to subtropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia. This plant is classified in the family Myrtaceae and genus Backhousia. It can achieve heights as high as 5 yards, but many times it is smaller. The leaves are a glossy evergreen with smooth edges, opposite, lance-shaped, 2-5 inches in length and less than an inch...

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